Labour and Employment Associate or Counsel



Posting Date

August 04, 2021

Position type


The Vancouver Office of McCarthy Tétrault LLP seeks a highly-motivated experienced lawyer to join our national Labour and Employment Group.  The successful candidate will join a team which provides a full range of legal advice to clients who operate in a wide range of industries.

The ideal candidate will be qualified to practice law in British Columbia and have the following credentials:

  • Over 3 years of post-call labour and employment experience;
  • Excellent academic and professional credentials;
  • Strong analytical, communication and drafting skills; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and client service excellence.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a team providing service to unionized and non-unionized clients in all areas of labour and employment law (in both provincial and federal spheres), including human rights, privacy, employment litigation, labour arbitration, legislative compliance and related litigation, as well as organizational and transactional advice.

The successful candidate’s key focus will depend on level of experience, but will include advising clients on day to day employment, labour and human rights matters, representing clients in related litigation matters, supporting senior practitioners, spearheading internal and client education (including seminars, workshops, blogging and legal writing), and other client service matters.

Our national Labour & Employment Group comprises lawyers who represent clients in a broad spectrum of economic activity, including financial services, manufacturing, technology & licensing, life sciences, mining and interprovincial transport, as well as public sector entities such as municipalities, universities and school boards. To learn more about our Labour & Employment practice, please visit us at

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and post-secondary academic transcripts to the attention of:

Leigh-Ann McGowan

Senior Director, Professional Resources (National)

[email protected]


About McCarthy Tétrault LLP

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests.  The firm has a substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.  McCarthy Tétrault LLP is an equal opportunity employer and fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment.

Vaccination Policy: 

Please note that, applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment from McCarthy Tétrault will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment. McCarthy Tétrault will consider individual requests for accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to health or other grounds.